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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
petraeus resigns, the stunning announcement by the director of the cia who happens to be one of this nations's most celebrated military veterans stepping down as he discloses an extramarital affair. >>> and cliffhanger, everybody's taxes could go up on january one, unless there is a deal the cut spending and raise taxes on the wealthy >>> plus, a rare show of emotion the day after the election. >>> and scaling back one of of the nation's landmark civil rights laws. >>> and making a difference, look who is helping the folks hardest hit on the east coast, the same folks who know the most about what it is like. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. he is the most prominent and best-known general of the modern era, david petraeus as a four-star u.s. army veteran petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. a four-star veteran, when rumors surfaced he may be stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
war hero. new details about what led cia director david petraeus to abruptly resign. tonight the e-mails and the fbi investigation that set off a shocking chain of events. >>> we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petrae
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
>>> good morning. fall of a hero. legendary general david petraeus steps down as cia director, admitting to an extramarital affair. a shocking turn for a man credited for saving the war effort in iraq, as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. >>> state of confusion. the rest ofhe country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director,
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. the e-mails accuse her of associating with the general in tampa, but they had accesses on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information. her brother says she is a victim >> my sister, number one is a mother,
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
. and tonight, the cia says they're investigating him. >>> and bp paying a big price for the oil spilin the gulf. billions of dollars. where will the money go? and where are the folks who lost so much, and what are they saying about this tonight. >>> and are they dangerous? >>> and new questions about the five-hour energy drink and products like it. and it is so hard to crack down on what may be a real risk. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the last time missiles landed anywhere near tel aviv in israel, they were fired by saddam in iraq. tonight it has happened again, the israeli prime minister was taken into a bomb shelter and that is how real this conflict has become between the palestinians and gaza. this could turn into a full ground war very quickly. rocket fire from gaza is being answered with air strikes from israel, israel saying they're ready, at least, to launch a ground invasion as a next step. and for the rest of the world in plain english, here we go again. the generations-old conflict is escalating quickly we have it covered in israel and gaza, beginning with nbc's martin
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in the benghazi terror attacks. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza militants. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning and air raid sirens have gone off. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> in the past 24 hours, israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on civilians. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv where air raid sirens were heard this morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. overnight 30,000 reserves were given potential order to report for duty overnight 16,000 soldiers were told, reserve soldiers, were told to report to their units. they will be joining army units that massed on the border of gaza. armored personnel carriers, hundreds of thousands of troops ready for g
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00am PST
>> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: a problem with intelligence. the c.i.a. director should know the risks. didn't he know walls have ears and secrets have a sell-by date. why did take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails traced to broadwell. it i uncovered an affair between petraeus and broadwell. petraeus resigned. broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelley, but he's still on the job for now. in washington preparing for senate confirmation hearing that's been put on hold. meantime the fbi conducted a consensual search of broadwell's home. jil
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
against scathing criticism from republicans. all that, while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capitol hill. >>> and breaking news from the middast, as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning, three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed-door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news conference since re-election, exploded at republican finger-pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
, former cia director until a week ago tonight was hidden from view as he testified in secret about his old job and what he knows about what happened in benghazi, libya, on 911 of this year. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: good evening, hearing from petraeus was so critical, not only because he ran the cia, but he was the only top official to visit libya after the attack. his briefing, amid his personal crisis, has helped lawmakers better understand what the intelligence community knew and when they knew it. leaving home before dawn, david petraeus's trip to capitol hill was carefully cloaked to keep the former spy chief out of view, waiting cameras, blocked by law enforcement to "spare him," from media exposure. >> i apologize, but there is a lot of suffering going on. >> reporter: during the top secret briefing, lawmakers say petraeus made clear that the cia immediately believed that terrorists, and not protesters, were directly responsible for the assault that killed chris stephens and three others. today, a new explanation for why the white house had pointed to a new anti-m
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
a new start with congress over the debt. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
former cia director david petraeus testifying in private at the end of the week on friday. this is how the ap describes his testimony, and one of the contradictions it appears to bring up. david petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings on friday, that he believed all along the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the obama administration initially described it publicly. representative peter king of new york said petraeus had briefed the house intelligence committee on september 14, and he does not recall petraeus being so positive at the time that it was a terrorist attack. he thought all along that he made it clear there was terrorist involvement, king said. that was not my recollection. so senator feinstien, did petraeus contradict himself or has he contradicted the white house's version of events? >> we have a transcript of that meeting on that day. and petraeus very clearly said that it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. so any -- >> this is right after the attack? >> that's
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indica
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
the resignation of the cia chief and four-star general david petraeus just ahead. >>> you may want to bundle up or grab the snowboard. there is snow on the slopes. >>> and facebook hands out cash to another peninsula city. this time one of the wealthiest. >>> is it already time for a new phone? we will take a look in business news. >>> we will give you a shot at the san bruno cam. the temperatures jump up and bite you. more coming up in a matter of minutes. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> we are following breaking news out of dublin. a gas leak forced a target store to evacuate. just before 10:00 this morning, a construction crew with a backhoe hit a gas line that forced the evacuation. this happened on dublin boulevard. the target store had to be evacuated. there are no reports so far of any injuri
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morrell accompanied rice today, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing -- having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true. and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote. rice and the president have a special relationship forged during his first campaign. much closer than his cordial working relationship with hillary clinton, the iconic secretary of state rice would be succeeding. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: and today the white house was not backing dow
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Nov 11, 2012 3:30pm PST
did they know and when did they know it? questions swirl around the cia and the fbi as we learn more tonight about what happened in the days leading up to the bombshell resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachin families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from la
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
or our state department thinks or our cia thinks. their number one priority, obviously, is to protect american lives. that's what our job is. >> [ inaudible ]. >> ed, i'll put forward every bit of information that we have. i can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger that my orders to my national security team were, do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. and that's the same order that i would give any time that i see americans are in danger, whether they're civilian or military. because that's our number one priority. with respect to the issue of mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle-class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. that's what the american people said, work really hard to help us. don't worry about the politics of it. don't worry about the party interests, don't worry about the special interests. just work really hard to see if you can help us get ahead, because we're working hard out here and we're stig struggling a lot of us. that's my ma
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am PST
cia director david petraeus, today answering questions for the first time since he resigned for that affair. but this morning's hearing not focused on that. instead lawmakers want to know exactly what he knows about the attack in libya that killed four americans. tracie potts has new details on the closed door hearings. >> reporter: after three-hour briefing from the cia and the fbi, today both the house and senate intelligence committees will hear from former cia director, david petraeus. >> he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so the opportunity to get his views i think are very important -- is very important. >> reporter: the closed door hearing is not expected to get into the affair that prompted petraeus to resign. the cia is now investigating whether he did anything wrong professionally. the fbi concluded it was a personal matter. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus testifies today on the deadly attacks that killed four american
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
with republicans, who as we know are on fire about benghazi. and now the acting cia director, mike morel, is going to have to present that evidence. >> what was going to be the fakeaway from what petraeus had presented had he testified? >> i think it would essentially back up the white house. and there are still unanswered questions and so forth. but one of the things petraeus always did was dig deep. and so he -- apparently there are videos and tapes and pictures and things that can be shown. it is not going away. and the question will be i suspect will he be asked to testify as a private citizen either informally, in closed door, and so forth. probably only petraeus can -- if he has the data stop this benghazi frenzy. >> andrea, did he have to resign? >> a lot of people say not. that he eventually felt that he had to. we know that the head of intelligence, clapper, told him he should. the president asked for 24 hours to think it over. and then -- >> all this comes in on election night. to clapper and the white house. >> which is why conspiracy theorists are going -- running wild with it. i am pe
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> this morning on "early today," the latest details on the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >> president obama is taking his fiscal cliff argument to a far higher power than congress. we're going to tell you who. >> indiana investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion, damaging over 30 homes, while leveling some explosion, damaging over 30 homes, while leveling some completely. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. i'm remember ron cadel la krus. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the la
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> still ahead at 11:00, the scandal that led to the resignation of the cia director is leading the fbi to another official. >>> and how they are making a ton of money off "black ops 2." that is ahead in business news. >>> if you are inching to hit the resorts, inch no more. we will let you know which resorts are opening early. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. so call now to get at&t u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
-mails that led to the resignation of the cia director, former four-star general, david petraeus, is tonight telling more of her side of the story through a surrogate. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talki
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
of evidence in the casey anthony murder trial get overlooked? >>> plus, a new report on what disgraced cia director david petraeus is planning to do next. you're watching "early today." >>> hey. there. welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that former cia director david petraeus is fighting off cabin fever after his november 9th resignation. friends say he is considering teaching posts at four universities and publishing proposals, possible speaking or corporate board offers, and he has not ruled out a job as a television analyst. >>> the indianapolis explosion that killed two people is forcing the demolition of about 30 homes in the surrounding neighborhood. police are still investigating the november 10th blast. >>> new evidence shows that someone in casey anthony's house did a computer search for the term "fool-proof suffocation" on the day 2-year-old caylee anthony died, but it was misspelled with an "i," and prosecutors never knew about it. casey anthony was acquitted of her daughter's murder in 2011. >>> president obama, his wife a
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
that the sign is brightly lit at night. >>> well, brand-new information on the cia's role in the benghazi attack. details next. >>> plus oprah's favorite things. you might even be able to afford a few of them. you're watching "early today." >>> stories making news on this friday morning. the cia has released a detailed time line of this september's attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. it shows that security officers went to the aid of american diplomats less than 25 minutes after the first call for help. and the agency specifically denied allegations that personnel were ordered to stand down. >>> a senior secret service agent who served on the protection detail for president obama killed himself last week in washington. he was under investigation for violating policy by having a long-standing relationship with a woman from mexico without telling the secret service. >>> in sports, on thursday night football. san diego quarterback philip rivers connected a career best 90% of his passes including two touchdowns as the chargers pounded the kansas city chiefs, 31-13. >>> and this california
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
should clear out by sunday. >>> than. cia director petraeus on bengha benghazi. peyton's potential profits and pots. >>> companies that vow to hire veterans. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of stories making news this morning. new video of the 15-year-old pakistani girl who's recovering at a british hospital after being shot in the head by the taliban last month. malala yousufzai's father says she's recovering well and is humbled by the worldwide outpouring. >>> seven members of navy s.e.a.l team 6, including one involved in the osama bin laden mission, are in trouble because of a video game called "medal of honor war fighter." the navy says they're being punished for divulging classified information to the game's maker. >>> in an unprecedented attack, the pentagon says iranian aircraft fired twice at an unarmed u.s. drone patrolling the persian gulf last week. >>> next week a house panel will hold a hearing on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left ambassador chris stevens and three others dead. cia director david petraeus and national inte
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
that apparently no one saw coming. cia director david petraeus stepped down today, citing an extramarital affair. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> jus
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
tech company mcafee. >>> and the resignation of the cia director is leading investigators to another high-ranking official. >>> looking outside this morning, the palace of fine arts in san francisco. a beautiful tuesday morning, november 13th. this is "today in the bay." >>> it is 4:30, everybody. happy you could join us. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's talk about that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. we've got a warmup on the way. it's not quite as cold as yesterday morning. in fact we're about 10 degrees warmer in some cities, back to the 50s in stinson beach, 53 there. 49 in san francisco and the coldest city is petaluma at 36 degrees. still, though, you were 33 this time yesterday. as we head throughout the afternoon we're headed toward the 70s. more rain on the forecast, in fact a very wet pattern shaping up. we will take you through that coming up. 4:31. first let's check your drive on a traffic tuesday. >> good morning. christina said it's a little milder. the red looks like heat lamps but they're not. it's a golden gat
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't just fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blo
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
david petraeus to resign his post as cia director. officials say he was never under investigation. marla tellez joins us in our studio with what they have learned overnight. >> reporter: the fbi's investigation began with a woman who worked for the state department and overnight she has been identified as jill kelly. kelly, who was a personal close friend of general david petraeus, said she was receiving anonymous, harassing e-mails from someone. well, that someone turned out to be paula broadwell, petraeus' mistress. the nature of those e-mails has not been disclosed. it was during this investigation that fbi agents discovered e-mails between broadwell and petraeus they say were indicative of an extramarital affair, which led to general petraeus' resignation on friday. senator dianne feinstein, who heads up the senate select committee on intelligence says the news hit her like a lightning bolt. >> broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> reporter: many top lawmakers, including feinst
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
, things are dry here through 101 but that will change, guys. back to you. >>> the time now, 5:39. ex-cia chief david petraeus testifying before a congressional committee about those attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> we'll have a live report on what he is expected to say next. >> reporter: and this is bob redell. we are talking about the best $10 that you can spend, what it can buy and who it can help, it can go so far. we'll tell you more about our nbc bay area food drive that's kicking off this week. that story coming up. >>> today in washington, former cia director david petraeus answering questions for the first time since he resigned over an affair. that's not what today's hearings are all about. lawmakers want to know what he knows about the attack in libya that ultimately killed four americans. tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning with all the latest details. a lot going on out there. >> reporter: absolutely. that first of two hearings today should be wrapping up shortly, assuming they're on time. we did not see general petraeus go in, but we did get confir
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
a palestinian child. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ex cia director david petraeus is being grilled about libya as his former agency launches investigation into his personal conduct and admitted affair. andrea mitchell is in washington with more on this story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. all eyes are on former cia director david petraeus who is under investigation by the very agency he was head of as the cia investigates whether petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with his biographer, paula broadwell. this as petraeus heads to capitol hill testifying behind closed doors on the benghazi attacks before the house and senate intelligence committees. the nation's former top spy is facing pressure on two fronts. now under investigation by the agency he once headed, even as he prepares to testify before congress on benghazi. petraeus' testimony expected to focus on when the cia knew the attack on the consulate was an act of terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration. on thursday, top intelligence officials briefed senate intelligence committee members behind closed d
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
begins at noon. this morning we know more about the affair that led to cia director david petraeus's resignation. a probe uncovered this affair with the biographer, paula broad well, a married college graduate who wrote all in. they are investigating her for trying to access petraeus's e-mail and getting access to classified information. petraeus himself is not under investigation. he resigned yesterday citing the affair. he has been married for 37 years. >>> days after the presidential election, they will review a key part of the voting rights act. they agree to hear a challenge to the part of the landmark act that requires 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections. the justices say they will look at whether that provision is outdated and unfair since the voting rights act was put in place more than 40 years ago. this morning american airlines pilots are a step closer to finally having a new labor agreement. they reached an agreement in principal for a new contract with the airline. the uni
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we br
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> good morning. firestorm of controversy. new questions swirling now about former cia director david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
, the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> fallout over the resignation of now former cia director general david petraeus continues this morning on capitol hill. petraeus was scheduled to testify before congress on the deadly attacks in libya, and now some lawmakers are questioning the timing of his resignation. marla tellez is in the newsroom with what is next. >> reporter: good morning. general petraeus was expected to testify this thursday about the attack in benghazi that killed four americans. that might not happen now. he is -- top lawmakers say they want to hear directly from petraeus. petraeus, nbc news has learned, conducted his own investigation into that deadly september attack. senator dianne feinstein, who heads up the senate select committee on intelligence is among those saying the general could be called to testify at a later date since he may be the only one who has the answers to the countless questions that continue to swirl about benghazi. >> five attacks during the year. one prior attack on the consulate itself. the question i have is, you know, why wa
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
developments as the scandal involving cia director now widens to the military's top commander in afghanistan. we're going to tell you what investigators found that linked him to the case as well just ahead. >>> a strange link as well to a new video game and general petraeus as they line up at midnight to get that game. we'll take a look in business news. >>> and a ridiculous midnight movie prank that had an audience running for the door in colorado. we'll tell you about the chilling similarity to the suspect in a movie theater massacre just ahead. >>> right now we're following breaking news from daly city. crews working on a water main break that has filled the streets there. some families and homes have been evacuated. a lot of debris out in that area. we have christie smith live on the scene gathering information trying to pinpoint the place where this broke loose. we'll have more coming up in a matter of minutes. >>> another developing story we're following. a growing scandal linked to general david petraeus and his affair with a biographer. overnight defense secretary leon panetta announ
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
doors, this morning continuing coverage of former cia director david petraeus. this morning the four-star general is testifying on capitol hill in a closed door session. the hearing is focused on the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens and three other americans. the incident has become a political firestorm, with republicans accusing the obama administration of misleading the public about the cause of the attack. for more on the general's testimony, let's bring in tracie potts this morning. now, general petraeus went to tripoli and conducted interviews about the attack. do we have any inclination about what he's going to say today? >> reporter: well, we have some sense of what he said in the first hearing. there are two. he i believe is in the second one now, assuming things are still on schedule. in that first hearing with the house intelligence committee, he talked quite a bit about his investigation and whether or not initially the u.s. thought this was a spontaneous attack or a terror attack. according
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
luck to you. >>> we begin this morning with the new fallout in the wide nick scandal tied to former cia director david petraeus' admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is keeping track of it all. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor in afghanistan and the next nominated head of military for nato nomination put on hold. >>> this scandal involves two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,00
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Nov 12, 2012 4:30am PST
will continue until a deal is made. >>> the fallout continues following the sudden resignation of cia director general david petraeus after an extramarital affair is revealed. this morning we've learned congress may still call petraeus to capitol hill to sort out what led to the deadly attacks in libya. tracie potts is in washington with why petraeus' private life has become so public. >> reporter: multiple federal officials tell nbc news the fbi investigation began with a complaint from jill kelly of tampa who with her husband is a close personal friend of petraeus and his wife. kelly complained she was receiving anonymous e-mails from someone she did not know. officials tell nbc news those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and paula broadwell that were indicative of an extramarital affair. previously broadwell spoke publicly about her access to the general. >> i was embedded with general petraeus in afghanistan and it was a little confusing for some of the folks there because i'm also a military reservist with top secret fbi clearance so a lot of my former peers
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
after he was in the cia and it ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus's boss, the congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus's resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: national security expert roger cressey is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no security breach there was nothing more. >> reporter: cressey says he is more concerned what happens next as congress investigates the attack in benghazi and libya. as of now without testimony from petraeus. asking cia director will testify about benghazi later this week in petraeus's point. but at some point they will likely call on the retired four-star general to testify. danielle leigh, nbc bay area news. >> danielle, thank you. >>> from teenagers now to the multimillionaires, concussions do not death row inmate interstate. alex smith spoke with a neu
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
scandal, praising the former cia director for his career, but is reserving judgment on whether he should have been informed earlier. the president also said he is very confident they can gem immigration reform done. and those discussions are already under way. he also said he wouldn't extend the bush tax cuts to people making more than $250,000. but his sharpest response came following criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice and her comments on the attack in benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> senator lindsey graham of south carolina responded immediately saying he holds the president accountable, and that he failed as commander in chief before, during, and after that attack. >>> the speculation is over. congresswoman nancy pelosi will continue her role as house minority leader. the san francisco congresswom
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning. unanswered questions. the affair that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in flori
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack. former cia director david petraeus, still reeling from revelations of his affair testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration handled the bengahzi attack. reporters were blocked from petraeus to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the assault, that is in contrast to what secretary rice said days after the incident, when she said it was a spontaneous attack. others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified and not included in the talking points rice was given. critics of the administration are demanding more answers, while others are defending ambassador rice. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvements. yet the final ones just said indications of extremists. >
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
given the information that she had at the time. >> also former cia director david petraeus is going to testify on capitol hill about the attack in benghazi. will that testimony be made public? and also do you think he'll address obviously the affair that led to his resignation from the cia? >> reporter: well, they're both good questions. now, initially is it going to be public? no. this is a closed-door hearing. some of those hearings start today. we understand he will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow in a closed-door hearing maybe with the senate intelligence committee too. we're following that one bucht they will be behind closed doors. so we don't know how much of it they will say and how much iclassified. he was supposed to be talking about when he was cia director just a short time ago his oversight into the investigation of what happened in benghazi and whether there was enough security. whether he'll be asked questions about this other scandal that led him to step down, the affair, we simply don't know. it's behind closed doors for now. >> in the meant
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00pm PST
the time and place to plot. >> reporter: senor mudd was the terrorist official for both the cia and the fbi. >> they want to return to the golden age of islamist. it gives them a place to say that's where they can do it, and that place is yemen. >> reporter: how important is it to catch him? >> he's had the will to reach u.s. shores. can't get much higher than that. >> reporter: the tough job of finding asyri falls to these men, yemen's commandos. they have trainers here to help and equip them. this is the second of their fire exercises i've attended in the past three years, and they are getting better. but u.s. officials believe the best shot at a series will likely come from above, from american drones hovering in yemeni skies. since 2009, u.s. air strikes have killed several al qaeda leaders, but dozens of civilians have died, too. >> you have a sense of fear, constant sense of fear that is really, really part of everybody's daily life. >> reporter: this is a human rights researcher who has been investigating casualties in the war against al qaeda and photographing the devastation. the a
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Nov 27, 2012 12:35am PST
to the states. so they couldn't figure out how to get them out. so the cia ex-filtration officer, who i play, consulted with this hollywood oscar-winning makeup artist that he knew, and they came up with this idea to get them out by pretending to be a film crew for like, a cheap, you know, "star wars" knock off b-movie, sci-fi desert picture. [ laughter ] and it's like -- when i read it, it was amazing because it was a genuine thriller. like, my heart was pounding reading it. and it was really funny, and it was this cool cia story. i thought, if i could get it all done right, i could have something, you know, really special. and it's my favorite thing i've ever done. it's really amazing. have to go see it. i know it looks a little bit like, "huh, what? cia?" >> jimmy: you hit a home run. you laugh in it. it's serious. it's moving. it's so good. it's so well done. i think the clip we're gonna show is you talking to these hostages saying, "hey, you have new identities." >> he's telling them, like, they have to be, you know, really religious, and stick to memorizing their identities, otherwise
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
and recently about the attacks to inside information. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had taken libyans prisoner and they think that the attack was an effort to get the prisoners back. >> a senator inquire will be held this week. nbc bay area news. >> and so the saga goes. thank you very much. >> tonight it's still unclear. alex smith will be cleared by doctors. smith was knocked out of yesterday's game with a concussion. he stayed in the game for six plays after this blow to his head and threw a touchdown pass while playing with blurred vision. he then left the game this is a growing concern among athletes of all ages. >> very proactive. we do baseline testing with all student athletes that are in a contact sport that when a concussion does happen we are testing them to make sure they get back to their baseline. >> it is not sure what the status will be for next monday night's game. >> expectant mothers who get the flu or a fever during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with autism. that's the finding of a new study. m mary ann breaks down the researc
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
involving two of the men he counted on most, former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes seni
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